If your electric bill is higher than you would like, then you already have a reason why a solar powered home would benefit you. In addition to the cost-saving perk, there are several other benefits of solar power.
What is a solar powered home? Solar-powered homes are equipped with solar systems that are placed on the roof. The solar panels generate electricity from the sun, thus offsetting the overall cost of your electric bill. You can expect to get at least twenty years out of your solar panels. Depending on your current utility bill, your solar panels could pay for themselves about seven years after installation. Additionally, your solar-powered home can increase the value of your home by about $15,000. In the Burlington, NC, and surrounding Alamance County area, over half of the year is usually sunny, which gives solar power another advantage. There can still be cost savings expected in less sunny locations in the United States, so even when you experience cloudy conditions, solar power is still generally effective everywhere.
Another benefit of a solar-powered home depends more on whether or not you are seeking a way to be environmentally friendly. Two of the biggest environmental effects of solar power are the reduction of water waste and the decrease in gases and pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, sulfur oxides, and nitrogen oxides.
Overall, a solar-powered home can lower the cost of electricity, add value to your home, and aid those who are seeking environmentally friendly options. Call us at Just In Time Roofing & Restoration in Burlington, NC for more information!